We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

I am thankful to live and work in Chicago, by far the most exciting place in Illinois (sorry downstate folks, it’s just my honest opinion!).  But when it comes to presidential politics, Chicago is just as uneventful as the rest of the state.  I cannot remember a year in my lifetime when Illinois decided a […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

Sunday evening’s big news? Mitt Romney appeared likely to win the Puerto Rican primary. After learning about this, I wasn’t so preoccupied with his win — after all, the US territory only represents 20 delegates, a drop in the bucket when compared to the total of 1344 required for a candidate snag the GOP nomination. Instead, the […]

Who’s on First? A Weekly Sports Column

“Bounty” scandal hits NFL Football is a dangerous game, filled with bone-crunching hits and high-speed collisions. However, the NFL takes player safety seriously, doling out fines like candy on Halloween to deter players from injuring one another. The scandal coming out of New Orleans, then, will likely come with some stiff punishment from the NFL. […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

What is it with primary season elections these days?  It used to be that primary candidates duked it out in Iowa, New Hampshire, maybe South Carolina and then a clear winner became apparent.  This is how it went for Bush and McCain in 2000 and for John Kerry and Howard Dean in 2004.  But since […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

HOPE ALL OF you enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday.  Although football is not my passion, I’m always game when it comes to beer, chip dip and sitting in a recliner.  And for a newspaper junkie like me, my absolute favorite part about Superbowl Sunday is that it provides a brief break from the constant barrage of […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

This week I want to start by thanking all the individuals and websites (including our very own site) that participated in the internet blackout. Last week, all kinds of forces on the internet helped send a strong message to out of touch politicians that censorship of the web would not be tolerated.  If only people […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly News & Politics Column

MITT ROMNEY LIKES TO FIRE PEOPLE and, by the way, you should avoid orange juice.  That seemed to be the main message coming from the media this week if one glanced at the headlines.  But beneath the chatter, buried under heaps of trivial information, were some real stories. Here were some causes for concern and celebration in last […]

We’ve Got Issues: A Weekly Politics Column

A NEW YEAR is on its way, a fact I find both both disconcerting and comforting.  Disconcerting, because by the time winter rolls around, the current year becomes a familiar figure, with clear high and low points: to leave it is to enter a vague sense of uncertainty.  And the number looks weird.  Two, zero, […]